Issue June 2014

Child-Focused Visit for Labour’s Jacinda Ardern

By ANN CHAPMAN Jacinda Ardern was the first of probably many political visitors to Ōtaki in this election year. Accompanied by candidate Rob McCann she stopped...

Is There a Lorde in Te Horo ?

Te Horo’s musical wonder, 11 year old Peyton Morete, won the individual performer section of the Smokefree RockQuest competition in the recent Manawatu regional heats, singing her own song and accompanying herself on guitar.

Fat Cats

Is your cat fat? Well it’s quite likely. According to a recent survey about one third of New Zealand’s cats are over weight.  Having just...

The Ōtaki Public Library

Kia ora from the Ōtaki Public Library — Te Wharepukapuka o Ōtaki The Last Maopo by Tania Te Rangingangana Simpson The Last Maopo tells the story of Wiremu Maopo, who...

Family Justice — how separated parents can resolve care disputes

New changes to the Family Court will affect how the Court can help separating parents (or other caregivers such as grandparents) who can’t agree...

Otaki Historical Society » June 2014

The speaker for the meeting held on 3 June was Fiona Walker, talking about Golden Coast Poultry in Te Horo Beach Road.  This was started...

Otaki Museum » June 2014

The Rotary exhibition has finished and the museum will be closed until 5 August while a new exhibition is being installed. This will commemorate 100 years since the beginning of the First World I.

From the Otaki Mail, Monday June 16

ORDINATION SERVICE AT OTAKI There was a very large congregation yesterday morning in the old historic church, where both Maori and Pakeha congregations united to...

Managing Stress in Farming Communities

While some level of stress has always been part of farming, today’s farmers face many issues that play a part in keeping their stress...

June 2014 Otaki Community Board Meeting

By MARGARET ANDREWS Public Speaking Peter Standen spoke to meter issues saying Otaki people were being 'forced' to pay for water and he saw no justification...

New Otaki Opshop Supports Needy Animals: The Opportunity for Animals shop

A local charity has opened a new Opshop in Ōtaki. Opportunity for Animals sells fabulous second hand near-new fashions to raise money for abandoned and...

Like KCDC on Facebook

Council now has a Facebook page  Kāpiti residents are encouraged to like the page to get regular updates on issues in our District. Information...

Swamp and Waerenga Roads upgraded

Council’s annual footpath upgrade has seen roads in two areas of Ōtaki improved. The footpath in Waerenga Road has been upgraded with a smooth bitumen surface....

The Ōtaki water supply story

Questions are often raised by Ōtaki residents about their water supply. One is the suggestion ‘we shouldn’t pay for water because it’s free’. In fact, what...

Ōtaki Innovation Hub hosts Careers Expo

An Expo highlighting careers in technology and innovation was hosted by Council on 14 June at the Innovation Hub in Ōtaki. Around 150 adults and students attended the event, which was organised in partnership with Ōtaki and Paraparaumu Colleges, Palmerston North’s Universal College of Learning (UCOL) and the Ministry of Education.